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My gears won't shift. I can't get out of park. & My EPC light is on.. What should I do to make my car work?

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The brake light switch located at the top of the brake pedal bar is not working any more. this also controls the shift lock solenoid. when depressed, the brake pedal allows one to move the shift lever from park to any gear of their choosing. had this problem vw sold me a new one for 5 bucks.

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